Photographer's Note

July 14th, 2011
Sainte-Mondane 240470 24370
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.845 1.336 100 m

The chateau of Fénelon, Sainte-Mondane

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In Sainte-Mondane in Périgord Noir, the chateau of Fénelon of 12th 14th 15th 16th 17th centuries. Registered on historic monuments since 1962. Private property visitable.

The château de Fénelon was built in the Dordogne valley, on the site of a first castle which existed from the year thousand. The castle is defended by towers and three surrounding walls.

History of the chateau of Fénelon.
virtual Visit of the chateau of Fénelon.

François de Salignac de La Mothe-Fénelon known as FÉNELON, 1651-1715, archbishop of Cambrai from 1695, was born in the chateau. It was a man of church, a theologian, and a writer.

SAINTE-MONDANE is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated of 237 Mondanais en 2006, distributed out of 9,6 km², that is to say 24.6 hab/km².

The village of Sainte-Mondane, crossed by the DORDOGNE, is situated in Périgord Noir. It was quoted in the middle of 11th century under of "Sancta Mundana".

_ The DORDOGNE is formed in its origin, of brooks taking their spring up to 1694 meters in height, on the sides of the Puy de Sancy in the Massif Central. After a course of 483 kilometers, and the crossing of a catchment basin of 23870 km², it flows in the Garonne, at the bec d'Ambès in the estuary of Gironde, before joining the Atlantic Ocean. Description of the la Dordogne.

The status of the Dordogne made sometimes discusses, between that of an tributary river of the Garonne, or that of a river flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, by the estuary of the Gironde.

My images of Sainte-Mondane.

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